What does Million Dollar Man mean?

Lana Del Rey: Million Dollar Man Meaning

Album cover for Million Dollar Man album cover

Song Released: 2012

Million Dollar Man Lyrics

You said I was the most exotic flower
Holding me tight in our final hour
I don’t know how you convince them and get them, boy
I don’t know what you do
It’s unbelievable
And I don’t know how you get over, get over
Someone as dangerous,...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 11th 2015 !⃝

    Million dollar man is about a very toxic but addicting person Lana knew. It's clear her interest in him was his mystery and problematic life. She loves this guy very much because of who he is but he doesn't seem to have cared and she doesn't get why. She would of done anything for him. "I follow you down down down..anywhere".... She says he's a million dollar man because that's what she sees him as but the reason her heart is broke can be answered with the other lyrics. This guy is screwed up "someone as dangerous tainted and flawed as you" ...but she just doesn't understand why he doesn't want her and it breaks her heart.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 11th 2014 !⃝

    It sounds to me as though she is talking to a dark power who gave her 'money' and fame, which is what she means by 'the show'. She would follow this dark power down, or anywhere because of the fame and fortune. This dark power drew her in by the promise of fortune and fame. She says the dark power has the world, but at what price. This dark power has given her fame and fortune but her heart is empty.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2023 !⃝

    There's also a theory that said that this song is about her past lover (I wouldn't say his name)-whom she truly loved very much. He ends up in prison because of a forgery.On the outside, he promised her everything, while looking like a fabulous rich gentleman, until his crime was discovered. She was left with heartbreak, not believing the devastasting truth.

  4. Nevaeh
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    Jun 8th 2023 !⃝

    When I hear this song, it shakes something in me that feels unknown but so just breath taking, what I think this song means is that this woman is down bad and just in love with a man that doesn't seem to love the way she does, it doesn't mean he's wealthy but he has so many good qualities and so many good things about him, but just doesn't feel like she does, she contains a emptiness. But can't shake the feeling its about him

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2022 !⃝

    It's about a seemingly perfect man, hence the million dollars. "One for the money", which are his flawless qualities. But if he has no flaws, why is my heart broke? He doesn't care about the woman who would do anything for him and follow him anywhere. It's unbelievable how he makes her that obsessed with him.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2022 !⃝

    this song reminds me of a toxic relationship I was in where me and my best friend acted like a couple and I loved her so much but she loved me platonically. She was not a good person and made me feel like crap yet I loved her, wanted to be with her and would have done anything for her. She had her own issues but as a way for her to cope she would distance herself from me and would come back again when she missed me causing me to become depressed but I also couldn't let her go we both only had each other because of the jealousy we had if one of us made a new friend.me and her would do everything together and even though it was a toxic relationship and my heart was breaking I loved her and so when I hear the song "million dollar man" it reminds me of my personal experience.

  7. anonymous
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    May 31st 2019 !⃝

    “In our final hour”.. “I love you, Honey. I’m ready, I’m ready to go” ..sounds like a romanticized suicide pact to me. “Sometimes love is not enough” (from Born to Die) and that’s why her heart is broke.. She’d follow him “down, down, down” to the grave..

    Probably not what the song is about, but my boyfriend and I joke around like, “Is today the day?” (we leave/ die). The answer is always NO but it’s not a socially acceptable joke so, we gotta put on “a show”... Depression is a hell of a drug.

  8. anonymous
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    May 9th 2018 !⃝

    I think it's about a beautiful woman and a successful yet deceitful man. The man is rich and have such power but has a issues with himself. Hmmm.. And I think the beautiful girl loves him. That she'd do everything for him. Even if it means her downfall? Yeahh.... Her heart is broke because the man cant love him.

  9. desired
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    Mar 1st 2016 !⃝

    the man shes in love with, she knows isn't the best looking, but she sees the beauty in him and wants to love him and be loved by him. "so why is my heart broke?" if he's not all that, why is she still loving him, and why is he hurting her. he has issues of his own

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2015 !⃝

    I think the song is talking about a man who can do amazing things but, is very cunning and caniving. She loved him very much but lost him to the corruotion of money.So in retrospect shes saying she loves him no matter what he does or how currupted he is.The only part that confuses me is 'Holding me tight in our finale hour.'Mabey something happens where he losses all his money? But I'm still a little uncertain about the true meaning. After all this is an interpitation of the meaning the only person who knows the true meaning is the artist'Lana Del Ray'. But from the lyrics we can tell the realationship did end eventually.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2013 !⃝

    I think this song is about her, the singer, being in love with a 'sucessful' man. What could qualify as a 'million dollar' worthy man(call it millionaire or a influent man). And she's in love with him but she knows him really well and knows that all that is a facade,because he is screwed up in the inside, he has mental issues and also, he is a playboy. And she is the only one who knows him for he really is and he pushed her away and she knows eventually that will take the man to his downfall.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2013 !⃝

    I think it's about a rich man who is very deceitful yet charming. Ends up wooing the girls and then leaving them heartbroken

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2013 !⃝

    This song to me is about a beautiful women who is in a relationship with a very successful and wealthy man.He has drawn her in with his charm and good looks (you said I was the most exotic flower)but when they finally get together she finds out that he is a player and takes her for granted but she can't help but love him.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2012 !⃝

    Basically, it is about a man/lover, who is physically beautiful and he fulfills that part of their relationship... But he doesnt fully fill her heart with more emotional levels, and is only a beautiful man.
    Ex. "Looks like a million dollar man...So why is my heart broke?"

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